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Harvey's Heart The Discovery of Blood Circulation by Andrew Gregory

Harvey's Heart The Discovery of Blood Circulation

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Harvey's Heart The Discovery of Blood Circulation by Andrew Gregory

The tale of William Harvey's momentous discovery - that the blood vessels form a closed system, carrying blood pumped rapidly around the body by the heart - is one of ingenuity, imagination and perseverence, and remarkable use of experiment, observation and skill.

About the Author

Andrew Gregory is Lecturer in History of Science in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at University College London.

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Publication date

8th May 2001


Andrew Gregory

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Icon Books Ltd


160 pages


Life sciences: general issues
History of medicine
Popular science
Molecular biology



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